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Thursday, August 1, 2013

DIY wooden planter

My first 'real' wood project! I found plans on for this planter and thought it would look nice on our new front porch. Mine is a little different, because when I printed out the materials list I didn't have the part that said to cut the legs longer if you use 1 x 6 wood. I used 1 x 6 wood so my legs were a bit short. I still like it though. I used my Silhouette SD to cut out the W from some vinyl. After I finished building the planter, I stuck the vinyl letter on and painted the blue over it. After I finished the last coat of blue, I removed the letter. I let it dry and then stained over the whole thing. I'm not 100% happy with how the stain looks over the paint, so if I do a project like this again, I will stain first, then put on the stencil, then paint over it. That way there's no staining on the painted surface. Even so, I think it turned out nice and am hoping to fill it with some kind of plants soon. It's not on the porch here because our new porch hasn't been built yet. That will be next month (if you want to check out our modular house journey click here). Daisy was kind of enough to pretty up this picture for me since I had no plants or flowers in the planter. She had trouble sitting still long enough for me to take the picture though!

pine wood
finials from Lowe's
paint: glidden
stain: minwax
clear finish: rustoleum water based spar varnish in satin
font: Samantha upright
vinyl: oracal 631
dog: Daisy


jimlynn said...

Gale, this is going to be beautiful on that new front porch! I'm super impressed with your woodworking skills! VERY pretty (and Daisy is a little doll)!
I went over to your other site and checked out all the construction. Y'all are going to love your new home!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

This is so awesome !

Marcy said...

This planter looks great! Awesome job! :)

cr8iveme said...

Wow! That's a really great project you created. I don't garden myself but I am always impressed by those that do garden.


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Jill said...

THis turned out great! And your dog is adorable! :)

Chris Dring said...

Gale, this planter box is fabulous! And you made it! Double bonus points for you girl!!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a beautiful planter!

Tracy said...

Your planter turned out wonderfully :)
Great job :)

@JoyceCasaldi said...

That is an awesome planter!

Murphy's Law said...

That is so pretty and a lovely addition to your front. and the furbaby adds a whimsical touch!

MiamiKel said...

OH it's good to see a post! Daisy is a gem, how sweet of her to pose! :) Your wooden planter is stunning! You are amazingly talented and in so many areas!! This is really great ;)

Becky said...

I love this! And the picture with the doggie is awesome!

Tracey Jean said...

Gorgeous! You did an amazing job. Be sure to give us an update once it's filled.

the cape on the corner said...

that is great! I love how you personalized it with an initial, too.

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